Crime — 06 May 2014 — by Kareem Clarke

The drugs were found after the car overturned in front of the San Ignacio Police Station

A driver and his companion who were reportedly transporting two chockfull sacks of suspected cannabis totaling 48 pounds in weight did not make it to his intended destination because he was busted after his vehicle overturned just in front of the San Ignacio police station last night while being pursued by the cops.

According to San Ignacio police, they were conducting a mobile patrol in San Ignacio Town last night at around 8:25 p.m. when they noticed a brown Mazda pickup truck approaching from the direction of Benque Viejo Town at a very high speed.

Police said that they signaled the driver to stop, but he continued barreling past at the same speed, after which they set chase behind the truck, which later overturned on Buena Vista Street in front of the police station.

After the accident, the officers conducted a search on the capsized vehicle and reportedly discovered a red sack on the front passenger seat which contained 28 pounds of suspected cannabis, and a further search of the vehicle led to the discovery of another sack behind the driver’s seat which contained 20 pounds of suspected cannabis.

According to a release issued by police for Friday, May 2, 2014, police detained the driver, Roland Ranique Rivers, 32, of #77 Daisy Hornby Street in Belize City and Paul Rubio Morgan, 39, a contractor of the Mahogany Heights community, pending charges.

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